Hesquiat Peninsula and Harbor


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Starting back down Flores Island the next day
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Trees on rocks offshore from Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of\ Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of\\ Flores Island
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An old buoy washed ashore on Flores Island
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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Beautiful textures on the rocks in the water
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Rock gardening down the west shore of Flores Island
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I paddled this stretch of coastline solo early in the morning
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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A waterfall at the end of a slot beach
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Rocks at the end of the slot
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I land to explore the waterfal beach
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The slot beach waterfall up close
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The beach opens up behind the slot
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Rock gardening early in the morning
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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More campable gravel beaches
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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I poked into every slot looking for the Mate Island Channel
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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I poked into every slot looking for the Mate Island Channel
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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The Mate Island Channel is navigable at high tide
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The Mate Island Channel was high and dry at low tide
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Sea stars hanging on the roof of an arch at low tide
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A cave too smal to go into
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Beautiful textures on the rocks in the water
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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The sky clears over Hot Springs Cove
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Barnicles on tree branches in Hot Springs Cove
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An orgy of sea stars in Hot Springs Cove
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The official dock for visiting the Ramsey Hot Spring
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A float plane delivering people to the Ramsey Hot Springs
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There is a small town in Hot Springs Cove
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I checked out the other end of the Mate Island Channel
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Another channel in Mate Island, this one never goes through
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The light at the end of Hot Springs Cove
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Rock gardening our way out of Hot Springs Cove
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We explore a few more miles of Flores Island looking for a camping beach
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Although sandy, we chose to camp on this secluded beach
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Dave Harry discoveres he has two halves of the wrong spare paddles
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I go for a walk from our beach through the woods to a river cascade
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Evening light on a secluded beach on Flores Island
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Doug Hamilton and the intrepid kayaker after a hike in the forest
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View back at our camp on Hesquiat Bay
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Forest coming down to the water on Hesquiat Bay
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One of the few rocky points in Hesquiat Bay
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Grey whales feeding in shallow water just outsideHesquiat Bay
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The lighthouse at Estivan Point
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The coastline at Estivan Point is low and inhospitible
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The lighthouse at Estevan Point
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Dave Harry and Doug Hamilton meet me on the water
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Gordon Schanck near the mouth of Hesquiat Bay
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Don Fleming contemplating a long crossing
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We land for lunch and replenishing our water supply
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A river flows through the boulders of the beach
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From the water it is difficult to see the river
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A gray whale seems to follow us down the coast
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Looking up out a sinkhole in a cave
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We had mild conditions for rock gardening into every cave
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We stuck our noses through every slot
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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Gravel beaches look inviting to camp on
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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In the afternoon we hug the shore looking for a camping spot
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Beautiful cave, cliff and trees
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Doug Hamilton outside a cave
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Everyone else lands on a beach for the evening
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But I cannot resist exploring the coast a little longer
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A cave inaccessable at low tide
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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A cave inaccessable at low tide
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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A small cave, don't go here on any tide
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Another gravel beach, a little small for camping
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A cave inaccessable at low tide
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The forest above dramatic cliffs and caves
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The forest comes down to the water on Vancouver Island
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A cave inaccessable at low tide
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Beautiful textures on the rocks in the water
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We set our kitchen up on this drifwood log
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There was plenty of room for our camp on this beach
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A kayak stored above high tide for the evening
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Our camping beach had a cave to explore
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The cave opened up inside
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Our camping beach had a cave to explore
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I love gravel beaches for camping
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The intrepid kayaker in the kelp near Estevan Point
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Don Fleming making a patch to repair his kayak
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Dave Harry's gear stowed on a log
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Our camp at Hesquiat Bay
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Beach trash after using it to make a kayak patch
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The patch replacing the lost hatch cover
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Launching for a day paddle on a layover day
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The morning fog starts to clear on the west shore of Flores Island
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How brown kelp leaves form
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A cave and arch on Flores Island
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Sea stars and anemones on the walls of a cave
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Beautiful slot in the rock gardens of Flores Island
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Morning light on the rocky shore of Flores Island
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Don Barch in a slot in Hot Spring Point
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Hot spring steam visible from out on the water
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Kelp and mussels seem to do well near the hot water
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Radiance of God beams in the hot spring steam
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We take a shortcut to the boardwalk to the hot springs
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Hot water flows under the boardwalk and stairs
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Other people arrived at the Ramsey Hot Springs before us
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Beautiful textures on the rocks in the water
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The coastline west of the hot springs looked beautiful through the fog
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Don Barch looking onto a cave on Vancouver Island
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We land on a beautiful beach with dramatic rocks
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A large onshore cave with several entrances
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The fog cleared and revealed a dramatic coastline
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An arch too small to go under
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Rough fractured rocks just offshore
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We landed near a creek to replenish our water supply
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Rock gardening on the shore of Vancouver Island
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A black bear we watched safely from our kayaks
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Rock gardening on the shore of Vancouver Island
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Doug Hamilton looks into a cave on Vancouver Island
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Brown kelp growth patterns
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Sunset on our camp on Vancouver Island
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Rock gardening up the west shore of Flores Island
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